As record setting storms continue to increase in frequency, the Village continues to invest in stormwater management improvements including:
- Pond modifications have gained a total of 26 acre-feet for flood waters: Terrace View Pond (13 ac-ft), Vista Pond (6.5 ac-ft), Morris Pond (4 ac-ft), and Finley/Charles Lane Pond (2.6 ac-ft). This volume is equivalent to filling a football field 24 feet deep.
- The installation of backup generators at all sanitary lift stations, keeping Lombard’s 14 sanitary pumping stations operable despite electrical outages.
- Increasing the Village’s stormwater pumping capacity by replacing the 40-year-old pump station at Crescent Ave and the East Branch of the DuPage River. In doing so, the pumping rate has increased from 50 to 17- cubic feet per second, until the river reaches its 10-year flood stage, wherein the rate reduces to match the former rate, in order not to worsen flooding along the river itself.